Welcome to Tyler and Parker Thompson's Blog

Tyler and Parker Thompson arrived on June 23, 2008 at only 26 weeks and 4 days old, weighing 1 pound 6 ounces (Parker) and 1 pound 10 ounces (Tyler). Parker spent 129 days (home 10/30/08) in the NICU, while brother Tyler spent 143 (home 11/13/08). We are thrilled to have our family complete with both boys home!

This blog was created by John (the daddy) to inform family and friends (and now new acquaintances) of the twins progression. Below is the blog archive dating back to the week Heather (the mommy) was admitted to the hospital. We try to post weekly updates, but on occasion the week gets the best of us.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

From Koala to Bear

Well, it's happened. We've been moved - no more Koala West [room]...we're now inhabitants of the Bear room - Raaahhhr (scary bear sound)! In other words, the boys are no longer in need of the ICN (Intensive Care Nursery) and have moved into the CCN (Critical Care Nursery)! This is a wonderful celebration of health and progress.
We've now been told that if the boys progress as they have recently, Tyler could be home in 2 weeks and Parker could be home in 3 weeks! WOW...they've warned us to "be prepared". I think we've been prepared since June - ha ha! Every day with the boys is a new adventure as they grow bigger and bigger. Their personalities are really shining through and getting to know these precious little beings is such a thrill!

Even though we are pleased the boys are well enough to move, it's a little sad moving away from the rooms that sort of became "home away from home" the last 16 weeks. And we've gotten to know and adore so many of the ICN nurses, it'll be hard forging new relationships this far into our journey. But we look forward to a short stay in our new quarters as the boys prepare to go home!

This is where Tyler's bed was in the Koala room.

This empty space is where Parky "lived" in the Koala room.

Here's Parker being moved from the Koala to the Bear room. Brother was waiting for him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great day! Congratulations to everyone all the way around! And thank you for sharing the photos of the new digs. We love seeing where they spend their every day lives right now.